November 1, 2014

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Ohio State football: Braxton Miller manages to stay humble

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller practices as coach Urban Meyer looks on. (AP PHOTO)

COLUMBUS — Braxton Miller didn’t make any headlines during the offseason, at least not for anything he did off the field. The Ohio State quarterback has been under a microscope for the past two years, ever since he first took over as the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback. About the last thing he wants to do is Read More…

‘All hands on deck,’ Medina Schools interim superintendent urges

Wearing a souvenir Put-in-Bay T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Don’t give up the ship,” interim Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight encourages district staff in a speech Thursday morning at the Medina Performing Arts Center as they prepare for the first day of school, which is Monday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Medina Schools interim Superintendent Dave Knight urged district employees to start the school year on a positive note Thursday. “ ‘Moving Medina forward’ is what we’re about today,” he said, which is also the slogan for the November levy campaign. Wearing a souvenir Put-in-Bay T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Don’t give up the Read More…

Browns commentary: Norv Turner makes Brandon Weeden better

Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner has long been one of the NFL’s most innovative minds. He also is one of its loudest yellers on the practice field. “You have to have thick skin to run Norv’s offense because he’s hard on those guys,” linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said, laughing. “But he’s got the track record, and Read More…

Bornino trial: Jury to continue deliberations today

Rittman attorney V. Lee Winchell, left, questions his client, Mark Bornino, on Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A Medina County jury this morning will continue deliberating the fate of a Montville Township man accused of hitting two homes with bullets from an AK-47-type semiautomatic assault rifle in January. Mark Bornino, 53, of 5544 Windfall Road, is charged with firing a gun over a public road, a third-degree felony punishable by Read More…

Browns: Injuries only downside in 24-6 preseason victory

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) gets hit by Detroit Lions strong safety Glover Quin (27) after a long gain in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Brandon Weeden kept rolling, running back Trent Richardson got his first taste of the preseason, tight end Jordan Cameron flashed his vast potential and coach Rob Chudzinski improved to 2-0 in meaningless games. But unlike the opener, the 24-6 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night was marred by injuries to Read More…

Elementary school’s teacher night could be its last

From left, James Feeks, 9, his mother, Kate Feeks, and Heritage Elementary School Principal Carol Starrick say goodbye after the school’s “Meet Your Teacher” night Thursday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

“Meet Your Teacher” night Thursday at Heritage Elementary School was exciting and chaotic — with students running around and slurping ice cream from the cafeteria. It also was bittersweet for many because it might be the beginning of the final year the school is open. If the five-year, 5.9-mill levy fails on the November ballot, Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Aug. 16

Wadsworth police Thursday, Aug. 8 4:55 a.m. — 200 block Valley View Drive, burglary reported. 11:33 a.m. — 200 block College St., Angela M. Bourdo, 166 Mills St. Apt. A, Wadsworth, arrested on a warrant from Norton police and charged with driving under suspension. 12:32 p.m. — 200 block Valley View Drive, theft from vehicle Read More…

Jim Curtice

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Jim Curtice, whose genuine interest in people and ability as a salesman made him “Medina’s Favorite Milkman,” died peacefully at home Wednesday, August 14, 2013, of natural causes. He was 96. James Franklin Curtice was born September 3, 1916, to Leon and Elsie (nee Sanders) Curtice, in Elyria. When he was four, the family moved Read More…

Dorothy M. Murphy

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Dorothy M. Murphy, 91, of Parma, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren in Brunswick. She was born November 2, 1921 in Cleveland, to the late Joseph and Francis (nee Plucinski) Schaedler. Dorothy was loved, enjoyed and celebrated by many. She will be remembered as a Girl Scout leader, Read More…

Caroline Sue White Nelsen

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Caroline Sue White Nelsen (nee Schoren), 76, formerly of Cleveland and Brunswick, surrounded by family, peacefully passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 in Palacios, Texas. Sue worked for the Brunswick School system, beginning as a secretary at Crestview Elementary and retiring from the board office, where she was executive assistant to both the treasure and Read More…